There will be no school (or EDP) on Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School (and EPD) resumes on Tuesday!

Thank You for Making our Annual Fund Amazing!

Through your partnership, we were able to achieve our Annual Fund goal – and then some! –  raising over $175,000!

These funds will directly impact our Embers community by supporting operating costs, student financial aid, the faculty/staff Christmas Fund, and so much more.

Your generosity allows our school to thrive, bolstered by the partnerships between parents, school, and educators:  the true essence of Embers. Thank you for your wonderful gifts!

Coffee and Convo: Child Temperament
All are welcome to attend as Pascale Burns discusses strategies for providing affection and discipline. Complimentary babysitting and coffee will be provided. RSVP to epa@embersacademy.org!

A Boston Tea Party… in Niles
Our Fourth graders had an immersive history lesson on Thursday, drinking tea while learning about the Boston Tea Party!

The Hunt Is On!
The competition has started between each grade to see who can sell the most raffle tickets for Extravaganza 2023! Our first competition will run now through Friday, February 3rd and the winning class will earn a campus-wide scavenger hunt. The prize basket at the end of the hunt will be a “sweet” way to celebrate all their hard work.
  • Tickets are sold online, so you never have to worry about having a ticket stub with you. To purchase, simply visit our event website www.extravaganza23.givesmart.com and click on Buy Now!
  • When tickets are purchased, buyers will input your family name. Tickets sold are credited to all students in the family.
  • We encourage each family to sell 15 raffle tickets, but there is no limit! The more the merrier.
  • Friends and family out of town? Simply forward them the link!
Raffle ticket sales are live:

Buy Now

January Virtue Vista
For this month’s virtue challenge, we are encouraging each student to interview someone they believe shows strong fortitude. Have they picked a person yet? We are hoping this fun exercise will help them learn about the importance of being brave in everyday life!

Fortitude Interview From

Off on a Reading Adventure!

Last Friday, our 5th grade class began reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with guest speaker Mrs. Hastings. This beloved annual event features weekly readings of the entire Chronicles of Narnia series.

Open House Registration Available!
Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is just around the corner! Invite your friends and neighbors to come experience the Embers difference at one of our winter Open Houses:

Register Online


LAST 5 DAYS TO REGISTER: Mother-Son Bowling Night
Friday, January 20 |  6:00-8:00 p.m. | Bowlero, Niles

We hope all our mother and son groups can join us for bowling night! The evening includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, 2 pieces of pizza per guest, unlimited soft drinks and lemonade, and $7 arcade gift card. (Whew!)

$50/ Mother-Son Couple (additional $15 for families with more than one son).

RSVP by Wednesday, January 17
on the Punchbowl invitation that was sent home!

January Dads Club
The Joy of Fatherhood: Raising Strong Daughters

Tuesday, January 17 |  6:15 p.m. | Northridge

January’s presentation will feature a panel discussion focusing on the joys of raising strong daughters in a modern world! Please RSVP to MichaelGray98@gmail.com.

The Week Ahead:
Monday, January 16
NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 17
Dads Club (6:15 p.m.) | Northridge

Friday, January 20
Mother-Son Bowling (6:00-8:00 p.m.) | Bowlero, Niles

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, January 25
Open House (9:00-10:30 a.m.)

Friday, January 27
Coffee & Convo: Part 3 (8:45-10:30 a.m.)

Friday, February 3
Virtue Assembly & Red Spirit Shirts

Saturday, February 4
Open House (9:30-11:00 a.m.)

Monday, February 6
Moms Club (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, February 11
Daddy-Daughter Dance

Who to Contact

Natalie Donado: School Office Secretary
Uniforms, school supplies, hot lunch, and general questions about the school day.

Sylvia Casaletto: Office Manager
Medical and allergy forms, birth and baptismal certificates, and student records.


Karen Reardon: Registrar 
Information and questions about myEmbers!

Lelia Harig: Business Office Manager
Information and questions about Extended Day Program (EDP).

serving students in PK3 through 5th  grade

8340 N. Greenwood Avenue,  Niles, IL 60714
www.embersacademy.org    847.518.1185   info@embersacademy.org

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